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Great British Orchestra Classics 241-28

GREAT BRITISH ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS

GREAT BRITISH ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS This 2-CD compilation brings together some cherished British music in top-quality recordings from world-class orchestras.     The performances that stand-out are the BBC Philharmonic playing Eric Coates March The Dam Busters and Dawn from Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes performed by the Ulster Orchestra. If you are looking to augment your […]


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Herbert Howells Stabat Mater

“Herbert Howells occupies a special place in English choral music …”

“Herbert Howells (1892-1983) occupies a special place in English  choral music as the composer of fresh, 20th-century approaches to the Anglican rite and as the creator of larger-scale works, the last of which, his Stabat Mater, he completed for the Bach Choir in 1965. Here, David Hill uses a score marked up by Howells with several radical tempi changes that […]


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New Somm CD - music of Herbert Howells

When first thine eies unveil from Herbert Howells

Herbert Howells –  When first thine eies unveil “Hot on the heels of the Bach Choir’s recent Howells Stabat Mater (see next post) comes this collection from the ever-rewarding Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir.  Paul Spicer was a pupil of  Herbert Howells and here traces the creative development of Britain’s supreme 20th-century composer for the liturgy, including three […]


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David Childs and his Symphonic Euphonium

For many years since its invention in 1843 the euphonium was only to be heard in ensembles, but recent decades have seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of the euphonium as a solo instrument. Today David Childs leads the way as the world’s foremost euphonium soloist, making the case for this once neglected instrument […]


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Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius & Sea Pictures CHSA51402

The Dream of Gerontius and Sea Pictures

Now available! Chandos Records is delighted to present a new recording of Elgar’s choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius and the enduringly popular song cycle Sea Pictures.  The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, a peerless Elgarian who this year was awarded the prestigious Elgar Society Medal in recognition of […]


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